American Decades 1990 1999 (American Decades) by Judith S. Baughman, Victor Bondi, Vincent Tompkins

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Higgins, Bomber's Law; Oscar Hijuelos, The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien; Tony Hillerman, Sacred Clowns; William Kennedy, Riding the Yellow Trolley Car; Barbara Kingsolver, Pigs in Heaven; Dean Koontz, Mr. Murder; Alan Lightman, Einstein s Dreams; Elmore Leonard, Pronto; Bobbie Ann Mason, Feather Crowns; Larry McMurtry, Streets of Laredo; Joyce Carol Oates, Foxfire; E. Annie Proulx, The Shipping News; Ishmael Reed, Japanese by Spring; Anne Rice, Lasher; Philip Roth, Operation Shylock; Dori Sanders, Her Own Place; Joseph Wambaugh, Finnegan s Week.

Annie Proulx, Postcards; Anne Rice, The Tale of the Body Thief; Leslie Silko, Almanac of the Dead; Lee Smith, The Devil's Dream; Susan Sontag, The Volcano Lover; Danielle Steel, Mixed Blessings; Donna Tartt, The Secret History; John Updike, Memoirs of the Ford Administration; Gore Vidal, Live from Golgotha; Alice Walker, Possessing the Secret of Joy; Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County; Joseph Wambaugh, Fugitive Nights; Larry Woiwode, Indian Affairs. " • 21 Feb. T H E ARTS Compact discs surpass cassette tapes as the preferred medium for recorded In the continuing controversy over ΝΕΑ funding for controversial artists, Republican presidential hopeful Patrick Buchanan accuses the Bush administration of supporting "filthy and blasphemous art," and President Bush responds by firing ΝΕΑ chairman John E.

The Icelandic legislature calls for a resumption of whaling. 1 Mar. The international treaty banning land mines goes into effect. All signers of the treaty must destroy their stockpiles of mines within four years and clear all mines on their territory within ten years. 21 Mar. Swiss psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard and British pilot Brian Jones become the first men to successfully fly around the world in a balloon. Their balloon, Breitling Orbiter 3, lands in the Egyptian desert after a journey of 25,362 miles in twentyone days.

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